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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Mark Rosenzweig, Professor, Yale University

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself (BEUHS363)

Workshop | September 21 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Laura Kares, GBA

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Speaker: Laura Kares, GBA

The number of people becoming victims of Identity Theft continues to increase. Join us to learn more about how to minimize the risk that you will become a victim of identity theft. And learn more about the ID Theft services available from ARAG, the University’s legal insurance plan provider. We’ll explain how to use the proactive credit record and internet monitoring...   More >

RISE Seminar: Strategies for integrating people and machine learning in online systems

Seminar | September 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Jason Laska, Clara Labs


Clara Labs is an email-based scheduling service for busy people. Simply CC Clara on an email to a person you want to meet with, and we'll handle the back and forth game of email-tag for you in accordance with your preferences. To build a robust and accurate system that gracefully handles nuanced requests, we've combined machine learning (ML) with a distributed human labor force. This system...   More >

Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture: Responses to environmental stressors in fish: physiological plasticity and adaptation in an era of climate change

Seminar | September 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Trish Schulte, University of British Columbia

 Department of Integrative Biology

Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture

GeoLunch: Using Collector to Create an Asset Database

Seminar | September 21 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Charlotte Smith, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Geospatial Innovation Facility

The GIF and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) host a weekly Geolunch seminar series offering interesting talks, group discussion, and show-and-tells all involving geospatial theory, research, and application. Geolunch is open to everyone.

Subscribe to our email list to receive announcements about our workshops, geolunch presentations, and other events and topics of interest to the...   More >

The neural mechanism of aggression

Seminar | September 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Dayu Lin, New York University, School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

We've been here before: ‘America First’ and a Century of Defending Japanese language learning

Colloquium | September 21 | 4 p.m. | East Asian Library, Art History Seminar Room

 Noriko Asato, University of Hawaii at Manoa

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Noriko Asato will explore the efforts to control Japanese language schools in California a century ago as part of anti-immigrant nativism. This presentation develops from her book, “Teaching Mikadoism,” which looked at how nativists and Japanese Americans battled over their identity and education in Hawaii and the West Coast. Her presentation briefly explores how Japanese Americans resisted, and...   More >

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | September 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Louisiana Slave Conspiracies

Colloquium | September 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

The CRG Thursday Forum Series presents...

Louisiana Slave Conspiracies

Bryan Wagner, English
Patty Frontiers, D-Lab
Amani Morrison, African Diaspora Studies
Shadrick Small, Sociology

We are a multidisciplinary research project dedicated to preserving, digitizing, transcribing, translating, and analyzing manuscripts from three Louisiana slave conspiracies.   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Geometry, dynamics, and the moduli space of Riemann surfaces

Colloquium | September 21 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Alex Wright, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

One of the themes of Maryam Mirzakhani's work is that the dynamics and geometry of individual surfaces are closely tied to moduli spaces of surfaces. Starting from this general perspective, we will focus in on our recent joint work with Mirzakhani and others on the $\mathbf {GL}(2, {\bf R} )$ action on the Hodge bundle over the moduli space of Riemann surfaces. This action will be presented in a...   More >

The Edge of Agriculture: Farming in California

Panel Discussion | September 21 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

 1050 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA 94706

 Campus Gardens

A panel and public discussion with
California Secretary of Agriculture, Karen Ross
Doria Robinson, Executive Director of Urban Tilth
Jennifer Sowerwine, Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Berkeley

Facilitated by Alexa Levy, Educator and Community Organizer

California has long been the top producer of food and fiber in the US, though it is home to only 4% of the nation's farms....   More >